One of the critical issues to note when evaluating the quantitative data that was collected in this research is the fact that most of the accessed data does not provide the actual sample size. On the contrary, much of the collected data is represented as a percentage of the overall population of the workforce in society. As a result of this, it was difficult to establish whether the analysed data was based on a sample that is a true representation of the entire population. Therefore, to increase the trustworthiness and reliability of the data collected, the research depended on data sets from reliable organisations and government institutions that conducted comprehensive research on different aspects of labour in society. In addition, the research relied on data from different countries across Europe, thus creating a platform to establish a level of consistency in the research findings.
3.3. Study variables 研究变量
There are different dependent and independent variables that will be considered in this research. To begin with, the level of satisfaction among employees will be one of the critical dependent variables that will be considered in this research. This is as a result of the fact that the level of satisfaction is expected to vary depending on the factor under consideration. On the other hand, the independent variables will mainly include gender, that is, male and female.
3.4. Procedure for data collection and analysis 数据收集和分析程序
There are a number of steps that this research will follow to collect and analyse data, and present the research findings. The study will first conduct a review of past literature on the subject to establish a foundation for the research as well as ensure the findings are not but a duplicate of findings from research and studies that have been conducted in the past. Similarly, while collecting the secondary quantitative data, the research will limit itself to data that seek to establish whether there are gender differences in satisfaction levels of employees in organisation, while ignoring data that focus on employee without reference to gender differences. In addition to this, since much of the accessed data does not provide sample sizes, the research will limit its use of advanced statistical tools. However, in cases where such tools are used, the research will dependent on the statistical analysis that has been conducted on the secondary data by the researchers.
3.5. Methodological limitations 方法上的限制
One of the major limitations that are encountered in this research is the fact that due to the nature of the data that is relied upon for this research, there would be a limited use of advanced statistical tools. Whereas this is the case, the study findings will still maintained a significantly higher level of reliability since the data used to arrive at the findings is from highly regulated sources.